Wednesday this week, friend and client of Hawthorne & Heaney, Kathryn Sargent opened her new seasonal premises on London’s prestigious tailoring location, Savile Row. This makes Sargent the first female Master Tailor on the Row in its 213 year history.
37 Savile Row was a flurry of activity as reporters gathered for an interview with the lady of the hour herself. The press coverage has been quite extensive with reports from the BBC, International Business Times and the Telegraph to name but a few.
Here is what they had to say about the opening from their press release: ‘This spring Kathryn Sargent returns home to Savile Row to take up residence on the street that made her who she is today. A beautiful spring/summer boutique that will offer the same high quality service and unique tailoring as our flagship atelier on Brook St, 37 Savile Row will be a revelation to your season.‘
This amazing bespoke beaded stag was from a recent project we did with Kathryn for a ladies jacket where a pair of these embroideries featured on the sleeves of the piece. Kathryn also has Hawthorne & Heaney hand embroider a bespoke label for each of her bespoke suits made for clients, a beautiful finishing touch that sums up her outstanding ethos of attention to detail and excellent customer service.
If you would like to see her work for yourself, click through to go to Kathryn Sargent‘s website
It’s only every now and then that a programme comes on to television that really gets us excited, but we couldn’t help but be curious to see what the producers at the BBC would make of our little patch of London, Mayfair. On the 15th Feb, Modern Times: Welcome to Mayfair aired on BBC2 showing the social diversity that exists in Mayfair and the variety of businesses and lives it sustains. So it was with baited breath that we watched to see some of our friends and colleagues as they featured in the show as ‘the craftspeople who keep the wealthy in their finery’.
GJ Cleverley’s the Shoe maker made a significant appearance, demonstration that people are still making bespoke items in the heart of Mayfair, in the workshop above the shop, Burlington Arcade. They make all sort of bespoke shoes including these slippers which feature some of our Goldwork embroidery.
There was also an addition from Keith Levett of Henry Poole who does their Livery Tailoring
You might even catch a glimpse of our Director, Claire in the artisan’s meeting if you have a keen eye. For us, it is great to see the focus being given to the independent businesses and championing the craftsman’s trades. It is clear to see from talking to any crafts person that we are all passionate about keeping our craft alive and growing.